Prominent Alumni


Lieutenant General Sir Iven Mackay (Fr 1902) Senior Australian Army Officer in both world wars.

Education and Research

Raymond Dart (Fr 1914) Anatomist and anthropologist who discovered the first Australopithecus africanus fossil, an extinct hominin closely related to humans.

Vere Gordon Childe (Senior Resident Tutor 1918) Renowned archaeologist and philologist who specialised in the study of European prehistory.

Dr Robert Robertson-Cuninghame (Fr 1942) Fourth Chancellor of the University of New England. Rhodes Scholar in 1949.


John Bradfield (Fr 1886) Engineer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and after whom the Bradfield Highway is named.

Andrew Thyne Reid (Fr 1921) Engineer, businessman and philanthropist. Thyne was a great supporter of the College and his family have remained closely connected with Andrew’s.


Herbert V Evatt (Fr 1912) The youngest-ever Justice of the High Court of Australia and former President of the United Nations General Assembly.

Alan Loxton (Fr 1939) Previously a Senior Partner at Allen, Allen and Hemsley and President of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Media and the Arts

Alec D Hope (Fr 1925) Celebrated poet and essayist. Awarded the Order of Australia and Order of the British Empire.

Mungo Wentworth MacCallum (Fr 1959) Author, political journalist and commentator.

Dr Chris Brown (Fr 1997) Veterinarian, television personality and author, best known for his television series Bondi Vet.


Hon Sir George Fuller (Fr 1876) Served as the 22nd Premier of New South Wales and responsible for making Canberra the national capital.

The Hon Frederick Osborne  (Fr 1927) Previous Minister for Customs and Excise

The Hon Garry West (Fr 1967) Previous Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services

Alister Henskens (Fr 1982) Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Ku-ring-gai

Angus Taylor (Fr 1986) Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity.

Robert Oakeshott (Fr 1989) Previous Member of the Australian Parliament for Lyne and previous Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Port Macquarie.

Andrew Constance (Fr 1994) Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. He was the youngest member of Parliament in 2003.


Dick Tooth (Fr 1948) Represented the Wallabies in ten Test matches and was Australian captain on two occasions. Helped pioneer arthoscopic surgery in Australia and performed the first full knee reconstruction in this country.

Matthew Colless (Fr 1979) Astronomer who led the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey, which provided the first precise measurements of the total density of matter in the universe.

Michael Drinkwater (Fr 1980) Astronomer who discovered a new type of galaxy, “ultra-compact dwarf galaxies”.


Nigel Barker (Fr 1908) Represented Australia in men’s Athletics at the 1906 Athens Olympics.

Forbes Carlile MBE (Fr 1940) Australia’s first post-World War II Olympics swimming coach and later Australia’s first competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

Glenn Kable (Fr 1981) Formed the Shooting Association of Fiji and represented Fiji at the 2002-2014 Commonwealth Games, 2004-2016 Olympic Games and 1999-2015 World Championships.

David Carter (Fr 2001) Successful swimmer who was on the National Swimming Squad from 1996-2004.

Hannah Buckling (Fr 2010) Member of the Australian Women’s Water Polo team since 2011, and also represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Jaime Ryan (Fr 2013) Represented Australia in sailing at the 2016 Rio Olympics alongside Carrie Smith in the women’s 470 class.

James Matheson (Fr 2014) Represented Australia in mogul skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Phoebe Litchfield, Australian cricketer and named ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year for her debut in 2023.

Clare Hunt, Australian Footballer and player for The Maltidas.

Clare Wheeler, Australian Footballer and player for The Maltidas.

Wallaby Captains

Arthur Wallace (Fr 1920) Captained the Waratahs on 25 occasions in the 1920’s.

Thomas Lawton (Fr 1920) Played in 14 Test matches and captained the national side on ten occasions. Rhodes Scholar in 1922.

Alex Ross (Fr 1925) Captained the Wallabies in thirteen Test matches in the 1930’s.

John Solomon (Fr 1948) Led his team in eight Tests in the 1950’s.

Phil Waugh (Fr 1998) During 2008, he led his team from second last (2007 result) to second on the ladder.

Nick Farr-Jones (Fr 1981) Led his team to victory against England in the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He now appears as a TV rugby commentator on UK Sky Sports.

Dick Tooth (Fr 1948) Represented the Wallabies in ten Test matches and was Australian captain on two occasions. Helped pioneer arthoscopic surgery in Australian and performed the first full knee reconstruction in this country.

Other Wallabies

Bruce Beith (Fr 1911)

Otto Nothling (Fr 1919)

Hugh Taylor (Fr 1920)

Duncan Fowles (Fr 1921)

Arthur Finlay (Fr 1923)

Myer Rosenblum (Fr 1929)

David Brockhoff (Fr 1948)

Saxon White (Fr 1953)

John Taylor (Fr 1968)

Scott Gourley (Fr 1987)